Nevada Recommended

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Scientific Name Common Name Duration Habit Sun Water
Abies concolor White fir, Balsam fir, Colorado fir, Concolor fir, Silver fir, White balsam, Oyamel de California Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade
Abies lasiocarpa Subalpine fir Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Abronia fragrans Fragrant verbena, Sand verbena, Snowball, Snowball sand verbena, Sweet sand-verbena Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Acer glabrum Rocky Mountain maple Perennial Tree Sun
Acer grandidentatum Bigtooth maple, Big-toothed maple, Uvalde bigtooth maple, Southwestern bigtooth maple, Canyon maple, Sabinal maple, Western sugar maple Perennial Shrub, Tree Sun Moist
Achnatherum hymenoides Indian ricegrass, Indian Millet, Sandgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Aconitum columbianum Columbian monkshood Perennial Herb Shade Moist
Actaea rubra Red baneberry Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Adiantum pedatum Northern maidenhair fern, Maidenhair fern Perennial Fern Shade, Part-shade Moist
Alnus incana Gray alder, Speckled alder Perennial Shrub, Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Amelanchier alnifolia Saskatoon serviceberry, Western serviceberry, Juneberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Amelanchier utahensis Utah serviceberry Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Anaphalis margaritacea Western pearly everlasting, Pearly-everlasting Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Aquilegia coerulea Colorado blue columbine, Rocky Mountain columbine Perennial Herb Shade Moist
Aquilegia formosa Western columbine, Crimson columbine, Scarlet columbine, Red columbine Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Arctostaphylos patula Greenleaf manzanita, Green-leaf manzanita Perennial Shrub Sun Moist
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Kinnikinnick, Red bearberry, Kinnikinnik Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Aristida purpurea var. longiseta Red three-awn, Fendler three-awn Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Arnica cordifolia Heart-leaf leopardbane, Heartleaf arnica Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Artemisia frigida Prairie sagewort, Prairie sagebrush, Fringed sage, Pasture sage Perennial Subshrub Sun Dry
Artemisia nova Black sagebrush Perennial Subshrub Sun Dry
Artemisia tridentata Big sagebrush, Great Basin sagebrush Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Asclepias incarnata Swamp milkweed, Pink Milkweed Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Asplenium trichomanes Maidenhair spleenwort Perennial Herb, Fern Sun, Shade Moist
Athyrium filix-femina Common lady fern, Subarctic lady fern, Lady fern, Ladyfern Perennial Herb, Fern Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Atriplex canescens Chamiso, Four-wing saltbush, Wing-scale Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Atriplex confertifolia Shadscale, Spiny saltbush, Shadscale saltbush, Hop sage Perennial Subshrub Sun Dry
Balsamorhiza sagittata Arrowleaf balsamroot, Arrow-leaf balsamroot Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Betula occidentalis Mountain birch, Water birch Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Bouteloua curtipendula Sideoats grama, Banderilla, Banderita, Navajita Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Bouteloua dactyloides Buffalograss, Buffalo grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Bouteloua gracilis Blue grama Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Calamagrostis canadensis Bluejoint Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Calochortus nuttallii Sego lily, Mariposa lily, Sego-lily Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Caltha leptosepala White marsh-marigold, Elks-lip Perennial Herb Part-shade Wet
Carex aquatilis Leafy tussock sedge, Water sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Carex nebrascensis Nebraska sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Wet
Carex rostrata Beaked sedge, Swollen beaked sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Wet
Castilleja linariifolia Wyoming Indian paintbrush, Wyoming indian-paintbrush Perennial Herb Part-shade
Castilleja rhexiifolia Splitleaf Indian paintbrush, Rosy Indian paintbrush Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Ceanothus velutinus Snowbrush, Snowbrush ceanothus, Tobacco-brush, Mountain balm, Buckbrush Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Celtis laevigata var. reticulata Netleaf hackberry, Netleaf sugar hackberry, Western hackberry, Sugar hackberry, Texas sugarberry, Palo blanco, Acibuche Perennial Tree Part-shade
Cercocarpus ledifolius Curl-leaf mountain mahogany, Curl-leaf mountain-mahogany Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Cercocarpus montanus Alderleaf mountain mahogany, Silverleaf mountain mahogany, Mountain mahogany Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Chamerion angustifolium ssp. angustifolium Fireweed, Narrow-leaf fireweed, Willow herb Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Cheilanthes gracillima Lace lip fern, Lace lipfern Perennial Herb, Fern Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Claytonia lanceolata Western spring beauty, Lanceleaf spring beauty, Spring beauty, Indian potato Perennial Herb Sun
Clematis ligusticifolia Western white clematis, Virgin's bower, Pepper vine, Hierba de chivo Perennial Vine Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Cleome serrulata Rocky Mountain Beeplant, Skunkweed, Waa Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Collomia grandiflora Grand collomia, Large-flower mountain-trumpet, Collomia Annual Herb Part-shade Dry
Cornus sericea Red osier dogwood, Red osier, Red-twig dogwood Perennial Shrub Part-shade Moist
Cystopteris fragilis Brittle bladderfern, Brittle bladder fern, Fragile fern Perennial Herb, Fern Part-shade Moist
Dasiphora fruticosa ssp. floribunda Shrubby cinquefoil, Golden hardhack, Potentilla Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Delphinium glaucum Sierra larkspur, Tower larkspur Perennial Herb Part-shade Wet, Moist
Deschampsia cespitosa Tufted hairgrass, Tufted hair grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Wet
Elaeagnus commutata Silverberry, American silverberry, Wild olive, Wolf willow Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Eleocharis palustris Common spikerush, Common spike-rush, Creeping spikesedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Wet
Elymus lanceolatus ssp. lanceolatus Stream bank wheatgrass, Thickspike wheatgrass, Wild rye Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Ephedra viridis Mormon tea Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Ericameria nauseosa ssp. nauseosa Chamisa, Rabbitbrush, Rubber rabbitbrush Perennial Shrub Sun
Erigeron speciosus Aspen fleabane, Showy fleabane Perennial Herb Sun
Eriogonum umbellatum Sulphur-flower Buckwheat, Sulphur-flower Wild Buckwheat, Sulphur Buckwheat, Sulphur-flower Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Erysimum capitatum Sand-dune wallflower, Western wallflower, Prairie rocket Biennial Herb Sun Dry
Fallugia paradoxa Apache plume, Ponil Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Festuca idahoensis Blue bunchgrass, Bunchgrass fescue, Idaho fescue Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun
Gaillardia pulchella Indian Blanket, Firewheel, Girasol rojo Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Geranium viscosissimum Sticky purple geranium, Sticky wild geranium Annual Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Geum triflorum Old man's whiskers, Prairie smoke, Purple avens Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Glyceria grandis American mannagrass, American manna grass, Tall manna grass, Reed meadowgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Wet
Hedysarum boreale Utah sweetvetch, Boreal sweet-vetch, Northern sweetvetch Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Hesperostipa comata Needle and thread, Needle-and-thread Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Heterotheca villosa var. villosa Golden-aster, Hairy false goldenaster Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Heuchera parvifolia Littleleaf alumroot, Little-leaf alumroot, Saxifrage Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Ipomopsis aggregata ssp. aggregata Scarlet gilia, Skyrocket Biennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Iris missouriensis Rocky Mountain Iris, Western Blue Flag Perennial Herb Sun Wet
Juniperus communis var. depressa Common juniper, Old field juniper, Prostrate juniper Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Juniperus scopulorum Rocky Mountain juniper, Rocky Mountain red cedar, Mountain red cedar, Colorado red cedar, Western red cedar, River juniper, Western juniper, Cedro rojo Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Kalmia polifolia Bog laurel, Pale laurel, Swamp laurel Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet
Koeleria macrantha Prairie Junegrass, Junegrass, Prairie Koeler's grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Krascheninnikovia lanata Winterfat Perennial Shrub Sun
Lewisia rediviva Bitter root, Oregon bitter-root Perennial Herb Part-shade
Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal flower Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Lonicera involucrata Twinberry honeysuckle, Black twinberry honeysuckle, Black twinberry, Bearberry honeysuckle, Four-line honeysuckle Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Lupinus argenteus Silvery lupine, Silver-stem lupine Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Lupinus caudatus Tailcup lupine Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Lupinus sericeus Silky lupine Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Mahonia repens Creeping Barberry, Creeping Oregon-grape Perennial Shrub Part-shade Moist, Dry
Maianthemum racemosum ssp. racemosum Feathery false lily of the valley, False spikenard, False Solomon's seal, Solomon's plume, Smilacina Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist
Mertensia ciliata Tall fringed bluebells, Tall fringe bluebells, Mountain bluebells Perennial Herb Part-shade Wet
Mimulus guttatus Yellow monkeyflower, Golden monkeyflower, Seep monkeyflower, Common monkeyflower Annual Herb Part-shade Moist
Mimulus lewisii Purple monkeyflower, Great purple monkeyflower, Lewis monkeyflower, Lewis's monkeyflower Perennial Herb Part-shade Wet
Mirabilis multiflora Colorado four o'clock Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Nemophila breviflora Basin nemophila, Great Basin baby-blue-eyes, Great Basin nemophila Annual Herb Part-shade Moist
Oenothera caespitosa Tufted evening primrose, Gumbo evening primrose, Gumbo lily, Fragrant evening primrose Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Oenothera suffrutescens Scarlet Beeblossom, Scarlet Gaura Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Panicum virgatum Switchgrass, Wand panic grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia creeper Perennial Vine Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Pedicularis groenlandica Elephanthead lousewort Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Penstemon ambiguus Pink plains penstemon, Pink plains beardtongue, Gilia penstemon, Gilia beardtongue, Sand penstemon, Sand beardtongue Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Penstemon deustus Scabland penstemon, Scabland beardtongue, Hot-rock penstemon, Hot-rock beardtongue Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Penstemon eatonii Firecracker penstemon, Firecracker beardtongue, Eaton's penstemon, Eaton's beardtongue Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Penstemon palmeri Palmer's penstemon, Palmer's beardtongue, Scented penstemon, Scented beardtongue Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Phacelia sericea Silky phacelia, Purple fringe Biennial Herb Part-shade
Physocarpus malvaceus Mallow ninebark, Mallow-leaf ninebark Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Picea engelmannii Engelmann's spruce, Engelmann spruce Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Pinus edulis Colorado pinyon pine, Colorado pinyon, Pinyon pine, Pinyon, Two-needle pine, Two-needle pinyon, Two-leaf pinyon, Nut pine, Pino dulce Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Pinus flexilis Limber pine, Pino enano Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Pinus ponderosa Ponderosa pine, Western yellow pine, Pino blanco Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Poa alpina Alpine blue grass, Alpine bluegrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Polemonium occidentale Western polemonium, Western Jacob's ladder Perennial Herb Part-shade Wet
Polemonium viscosum Sticky polemonium, Sky pilot, Sticky Jacob's-ladder Perennial Herb Sun
Populus tremuloides Quaking aspen, Golden aspen, Trembling aspen, Mountain aspen, Aspen, Trembling poplar, Alamo blanco Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Prunus virginiana Chokecherry, Common chokecherry, Choke cherry Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Pseudoroegneria spicata ssp. spicata Bluebunch wheatgrass, Bluebunch-wheat grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Pseudotsuga menziesii Douglas fir, Blue Douglas fir Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Purshia stansburiana Stansbury cliffrose, Quininebush Perennial Shrub Sun
Purshia tridentata Antelope bitterbrush, Bitterbrush, Antelope brush Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Quercus gambelii Gambel oak, Rocky Mountain white oak, Utah white oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Rhus glabra Smooth sumac Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Rhus trilobata Fragrant sumac, Aromatic sumac, Scented sumac, Ill-scented sumac, Skunkbush sumac, Skunkbush, Basketbush, Squawbush Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Ribes cereum Wax currant, Western red currant, White squaw currant Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rosa nutkana Nootka rose Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rosa woodsii Woods' rose, Western wild rose Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus Grayleaf red raspberry, Red raspberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rubus parviflorus Western thimbleberry, Thimbleberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Salix amygdaloides Peachleaf willow, Peach-leaf willow, Almond-leaf willow, Almond willow, Peach willow, Southwestern peach willow, Wright willow, Wright peachleaf willow Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Salix bebbiana Bebb willow, Gray willow, Long-beaked willow Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Salix scouleriana Scouler's willow, Western pussy willow Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Sarcobatus vermiculatus Greasewood Perennial Shrub Part-shade
Saxifraga caespitosa Tufted alpine saxifrage Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Schoenoplectus acutus var. acutus Hardstem bulrush Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Wet
Schoenoplectus maritimus Alkali bulrush, Bayonet grass, Cosmopolitan bulrush, Prairie bulrush, Saltmarsh club-rush Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Wet
Shepherdia argentea Silver buffaloberry, Buffaloberry Perennial Shrub Sun Moist, Dry
Solidago missouriensis Missouri goldenrod, Prairie goldenrod, Missouri Basin goldenrod Perennial Herb Sun
Sorbus scopulina Greene's mountain ash, Cascade mountain-ash, Western mountain-ash Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Sphaeralcea coccinea Scarlet globemallow, Caliche globemallow Biennial Shrub Sun Dry
Sporobolus airoides Alkali sacaton, Zacate alcalino Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Moist
Sporobolus cryptandrus Sand dropseed Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Dry
Stanleya pinnata Desert princes' plume, Golden princes' plume, Golden desert plume, Sentinel of the plains Perennial Herb Sun
Symphoricarpos oreophilus Mountain snowberry Perennial Shrub Part-shade
Thermopsis montana Mountain goldenbanner, Montane golden-banner, Golden pea, Buckbean Perennial Herb Sun
Townsendia exscapa Stemless Townsend daisy, Stemless townsend-daisy, Easter daisy Perennial Herb Sun
Typha latifolia Broadleaf cattail, Common cattail Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Wet
Veratrum californicum California false hellebore, Corn lily, Cebadilla Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Verbena stricta Hoary verbena, Hoary vervain, Tall vervain, Woolly verbena Annual Herb Sun Dry
Viola nuttallii Nuttall's violet, Yellow prairie violet, Prairie yellow violet Perennial Herb
Yucca brevifolia Joshua tree Perennial Cactus/Succulent Sun